If you want a superb beach holiday with a real sense of adventure, the magnificent Canarian resort of Maspalomas is the perfect place for you. On the southern tip of the Canary Islands, there's everything to delight holidaymakers on a Maspalomas holiday, from glorious sunny weather to a whole range of exciting activities and day trips.
Temperatures can get up to a blissful 24°C during the summer, so what better way to enjoy the glorious Canarian sunshine than with a trip to Maspalomas Beach! Just think how good it would feel to kick off your shoes and feel the soft white sand between your toes - plus as the beach has been awarded a Blue Flag, your kids can play safely too. Maspalomas is also the perfect winter sun holiday destination, with average temperatures a mild 17-19°C. Just what you need if you want to escape a cold British winter!
Sun-seekers will love topping up their tan while relaxing on the beach. Active types can also make the most of the wide range of beach watersports available, including paragliding and scuba diving. For something a little different, experience the adventure of a lifetime with a camel ride on the iconic Maspalomas sand dunes.
If you're searching for family-friendly adventures, head to the region's fantastic waterpark, Holiday World and enjoy the wild rides. Located less than five minutes away, you won't have far to trek for a day out that will entertain the whole family! Only 20 minutes away is the nearby Palmitos Park, widely known the best zoo dolphinarium in Gran Canaria. You're sure to have worked up an appetite after all that fun, so make a stop at a local cafe for a few delicious churros, the perfect end to the day!
An evening in Maspalomas certainly caters to a wide variety of tastes. You can show off your dancing skills in a salsa bar, or channel your inner diva at a karaoke bar at the Plaza de Maspalomas. If you're looking for an unforgettable night, the bustling Gran Canarian resort of Playa del Ingles is the perfect hub for thrilling Spanish nightlife. Or a more relaxed evening is on your agenda, make sure you make time to explore the fantastic restaurants serving a wide range of international dishes.
An absolute must during your Maspalomas holiday is experiencing the Maspalomas International Carnival. The week-long festivities are on a par with the Rio Carnival, with outstanding costumes, music and dancing, making it an even not to be missed!
To start planning an exciting holiday to Maspalomas, call Hays Travel today to book an unforgettable trip. We have over 37 years of experience in planning holidays to Spain and the Canaries and we have been voted the UK's Best High Street Travel Agent - so you can trust us to book your perfect getaway!
Things To Do
Holidays in Maspalomas are packed with things to see and do. Sun worshippers and beach lovers can catch the rays on the beach. For more active pursuits, join in the water sports, with everything from paragliding to scuba diving, there is also an Aqua park and a number of boat trips to neighboring areas. An absolute must is a camel ride through the wonderful sand dunes of Maspalomas. A very popular attraction is the Holiday World amusement park which covers everything a traditional theme park would with rides, bowling alley, stalls play grounds and amusements, but there is more to this amusement park it also has a health and wellness centre, two nightclubs and a high tech gym. There are a variety of bars to choose from with everything from karaoke to salsa inside, the Maspalomas plaza is the best area to go for nightlife. If it is a club you are looking for then visit the Holiday World amusement park, where there are two nightclubs, for an extremely lively night then nearby Playa Del Ingles is where to go.
Food & Drink
As with any resort there are a range of cuisines on offer from a variety of bars, the majority of restaurants double as bars in the evening and will have entertainment on during and after your meal. So whether you're looking for pizza or fabulous seafood, then you will find it in Maspalomas and usually not at a great expense.